How did this happen?!!!!

I wish i could have got this on video!!! Today I found a great place to let zoey play. We were walking along a stream and she was having a blast when I made my first error. "Look zoe ducks!!!" She goes running along the shore but not going in and I was laughing because she wouldn't get her feet wet. Then the ducks started moving and making noise. OOOPs off she charged into the water but they all took off and she was belly deep. Zoeys look when she froze "OMG HOW DID I GET HERE!!!! She looks around not sure what do do next. After few minutes of standing in this horrible stuff while I'm calling her she makes a dicision the farther shore is a few inches closer and off so she goes that way. So I'm on one side and she is on the other. I pull out the treats and call her. She runs back and forth hoping the water stops down the way. Nope no good. So she stands there and I start backing away hoping that gets her going. I had just decided to take of my shoes and go get her when she took the plunge and came running to me. When she got to me I just kept praising her and handing out the treats and pets. But to add insult to injury I gave her a bath when we got home :). Then I took her for a car ride to the vet to pick up her vectra so she forgives me lol. BTW she loves going to the vet.

What a great story sounds like you had a blast. Wish you did have a video what fun that would have been to see.

Rita Jean

Seeing those ducks, like squirrels makes everything thing else disappear like a creek. Then suddenly it's "how did I get in this creek?? Sounds like she had quite a day, or should I say wet day. Wow, she loves the vet. You must have a great vet or she hasn't had a bad visit yet.

I would have loved to been there and watched Zoey's shock when she realized she was in water.

omg Zip did that same thing. Charged into the river after the birds, and once she realized she was completely in the water she made a funny noise and her eyes were round as saucers. I think she really thought she could run on the water. She almost got her whole head wet. Hilarious.

Houston

What a great story. I would've loved to have seen her face when she realized..of my…I am in deep s.., I mean water..
You are lucky she was not taking after she got up on the other shore..
Good girl..yes, bring the camera next time..

😃 I bet Zoeys face was a picture 😃
When i first got Benji we took him to the seaside, was pretty green about Basenjis then (thought he was a normal dog) I let him off the lead and he saw a seagull floating on top of the sea. He charged right in and then as you say he suddenly realised it was very wet. Needless to say he never swam again 😃

@nobarkus:

Seeing those ducks, like squirrels makes everything thing else disappear like a creek. Then suddenly it's "how did I get in this creek?? Sounds like she had quite a day, or should I say wet day. Wow, she loves the vet. You must have a great vet or she hasn't had a bad visit yet.

Oh yes she loves the vet but she is only 10 months. So she has only actually been in for her last shots and once because her ear was bothering her.

I go monthly to pick up her heartworm meds and vectra for ticks so I always take zoe along. When we are there I put her on one of the scales in the waiting room and then I let her socialize a little with the other animals if the owner doesn't mind. So this is something she looks forward to and so far she has always been an angel for the vet. Now whether this will change when she gets fixed soon I dont know I hope not.

First Basenji's

LOL, I remember the first time we took Belle to the beach, and the hugh, friendly gulls, ( Galveston).

By the way, I never let my b's off the leash unless wer're at a closed in-park, they run like the wind and I don't believe I would get them back….I was told never to let a basenji off a leash outside.....

@CrazyBasenjiMom:

LOL, I remember the first time we took Belle to the beach, and the hugh, friendly gulls, ( Galveston).

By the way, I never let my b's off the leash unless wer're at a closed in-park, they run like the wind and I don't believe I would get them back….I was told never to let a basenji off a leash outside.....

She is always on leash unless we are in a safe place. This place is in the back of no where I dont have to worry about cars. She never runs unless there is prey usually squirrels so once they are treed she always comes when I call. She doesnt like to let me out of her sight if she cant see me right off she instantly comes running to look for me. I wont expect the same when I get a second basenji because I'm sure they would give each other courage. Zoe isnt a runner, She does try to dash through the front door when its opened so we have to take care, but only because if she spots a squirrel she is off after it otherwise she stays in the yard. So we do have to squeeze out the door blocking her and telling her to stay. She has escaped after a squirrel on leash as well. A few times as I'm shutting the door she spots a squirrel and yanks the leash right out of my hand because I wasn't prepared its really a scary thing to see her dash out in the street. Once I think the absolute panic in my voice as I yelled ZOE FREEZE actually stopped her because she stopped and turned to look at me giving me enough time to grab up the leash again.

Cody's first encounter with water was funny too. We were at a dog park and he was chasing a lab around to play. The lab then leaped off the shore into the 1 acre pond. Cody followed. Jumped off the shore into the pond. I guess he didn't realize it was water. As he was landing in the water the look on his face was priceless. Hugh eyes and a OMG look on his face. Of course it was over his head. He quickly learned to dog paddle back over to me on the shore. He got to me looked up and his face said… What was that? and Why am I wet? He then paced the entire shoreline. He was concerned the other dogs were in there playing. He never got back in though. 😞

First Basenji's

@Forever:

Oh yes she loves the vet but she is only 10 months. So she has only actually been in for her last shots and once because her ear was bothering her.

I go monthly to pick up her heartworm meds and vectra for ticks so I always take zoe along. When we are there I put her on one of the scales in the waiting room and then I let her socialize a little with the other animals if the owner doesn't mind. So this is something she looks forward to and so far she has always been an angel for the vet. Now whether this will change when she gets fixed soon I dont know I hope not.

I just had to visit the Vet the other day because of an "indescriminate ingestion" of something- of something that gave the poor little guy the screaming sh–-. All over the wall, carpet, couch,.....good thing I have a strong stomach and a disinfecting steam cleaner!!! Anyway, he had to get a shot-with the warning of a stinging sensation. Well, everyone heard the Basenji scream. Didn't believe it came out of this guy! Buddy's vet tech got on the floor to console him, I just tried not to make eye contact with my guy. The Vet and tech said I took this well, other mom's would have been crying! I reported (as I hid behind the vet tech) that I did not want to be 'associated' with this 'feeling' (imprinted conditioning), so I just kept quiet and did not make a big deal. I actually ignored him when they put him on the floor(yes, it was hard...) He calmed down but when he went to 'shake' the episode off, it rattled the injections site, and he screamed again. OOOOH boyyyy! We went out to the waiting room and everything was OK. I have to admit I enjoyed the attention a B gets when people recognize the breed. The vet said Buddy is one of three in the practice, and the best behaved. I was so proud!!!! He even sat and gave a HIGH FIVE for Doc...(before the shot of course...) So I concur with trying to make the visit as pleasant as possible, maybe we will visit there just to get on the scale and socialize....

@Buddys:

I just had to visit the Vet the other day because of an "indescriminate ingestion" of something- of something that gave the poor little guy the screaming sh–-. All over the wall, carpet, couch,.....good thing I have a strong stomach and a disinfecting steam cleaner!!! Anyway, he had to get a shot-with the warning of a stinging sensation. Well, everyone heard the Basenji scream. Didn't believe it came out of this guy! Buddy's vet tech got on the floor to console him, I just tried not to make eye contact with my guy. The Vet and tech said I took this well, other mom's would have been crying! I reported (as I hid behind the vet tech) that I did not want to be 'associated' with this 'feeling' (imprinted conditioning), so I just kept quiet and did not make a big deal. I actually ignored him when they put him on the floor(yes, it was hard...) He calmed down but when he went to 'shake' the episode off, it rattled the injections site, and he screamed again. OOOOH boyyyy! We went out to the waiting room and everything was OK. I have to admit I enjoyed the attention a B gets when people recognize the breed. The vet said Buddy is one of three in the practice, and the best behaved. I was so proud!!!! He even sat and gave a HIGH FIVE for Doc...(before the shot of course...) So I concur with trying to make the visit as pleasant as possible, maybe we will visit there just to get on the scale and socialize....

Wow, I'm sorry to hear about Buddy's tramatic incident. Good thinking not to say anything to him. It's better to be quiet and not make a fuss. Where do you think he ate that nasty thing? On a walk? I pull more crap from my Buddy's mouth on walks. People and kids throwing food and bones on the ground. :mad:

You should see the crap truck drivers throw out their windows onto the ground. Garbage cans all over truck stops and they're too lazy to use them. Then they complain when trucks aren't allowed to park anywhere.
I had to dig chicken bones galore out of AJ's mouth until I figured out how to keep him from getting them in the first place. He's very rarely off the lead so if I see his nose head for the ground, I tell him no immediately. If the nose continues and I can't see what it is, I pull him to me or at least away from whatever it is he wants to check out. On rare occasions, he's quicker than I am and will have whatever substance it is down his neck before I can get it out of his mouth.
I keep Imodium on the truck and he gets a half tablet if whatever he picks up gets to him. Haven't had to use it in almost a year….knock on wood, turn around three times and say a Hail Mary....

@AJs:

You should see the crap truck drivers throw out their windows onto the ground. Garbage cans all over truck stops and they're too lazy to use them. Then they complain when trucks aren't allowed to park anywhere.
I had to dig chicken bones galore out of AJ's mouth until I figured out how to keep him from getting them in the first place. He's very rarely off the lead so if I see his nose head for the ground, I tell him no immediately. If the nose continues and I can't see what it is, I pull him to me or at least away from whatever it is he wants to check out. On rare occasions, he's quicker than I am and will have whatever substance it is down his neck before I can get it out of his mouth.
I keep Imodium on the truck and he gets a half tablet if whatever he picks up gets to him. Haven't had to use it in almost a year….knock on wood, turn around three times and say a Hail Mary....

I have to yank chicken bones outta Buddy's mouth all the time just walking in the neighborhood. People just toss em like like the world's their garbage can.:mad: That enthusiastic sniffing is an indicator. I can usually grab the crap he picks up but there are times he gets old cookies or crackers and it's "GULP"! Then comes the diarrhea later in the afternoon. 😞

People just don't care. They don't think other people's pets can get sick from what they toss. Wait til it's their pet or worse, child, and watch the hue and outcry over it. Like I said, I keep Imodium tablets with me. Most times a half tablet will stop AJ's runs. I looked it up on the 'net and it is safe to give dogs.

It's amazing how fast things can go down their throats, isn't it?

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